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Politics Jan 15Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges senators to ease Russia sanctions
Senators plan to vote on a Democratic resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Politics Dec 13Trump’s new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China and Russia
The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive…
World Nov 20U.S. blacklists firms in Iran, Russia for shipping oil to Syria
Placement on the list prohibits American entities or citizens from dealing with the companies and blocks any of the companies' U.S. assets. In Moscow, officials dismissed the sanctions as illegal.
World Nov 06U.S. to consider new Russia sanctions over spy poisoning in U.K.
The State Department said in a statement that Russia has failed to meet a 90-day deadline that fell on Tuesday to comply with a 1991 U.S. law on preventing the use of chemical weapons.
Education Oct 12DeVos will not seek further delay of Obama rule on for-profit loan forgiveness
A federal court ruled last month that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to delay the regulation, known as borrower defense, was unlawful and that the rule should go into effect. The department had until next Tuesday to respond.
Education Sep 08AP report: Full loan relief rare for students at for-profit colleges
The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges.
Nation Aug 30Trump administration backs Asian-Americans in Harvard case
The Justice Department said in a court filing that Harvard has failed to demonstrate that it does not discriminate on the basis of race.
Education Aug 24Education Department’s proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry
The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators.
World Jul 03In Moscow, U.S. senator hopes for ‘new day’ in U.S.-Russia ties
MOSCOW — The head of a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Russia said Tuesday he hopes for "a new day" in repairing relations between Russia and the U.S.
Politics Jun 05Federal school safety panel will not look at role of guns, DeVos says
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the federal commission on school safety set up after a Florida high school shooting won't be looking at the role of guns in school violence.